American Crime Novelist, born in 1952, author of the North Beach Mystery Series, featuring Dante Mancuso. A three-time finalist for the Edgar Allan Poe Award, he received the award iself in 2005 for his controversial pulp thriller, The Confession . Other Books includeThe Last Days of Il Duce, Manifesto for the Dead, and The Spoiler.
He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area, with his wife, the poet Gillian Conoley, and their daughter Gillis.
From THE NEW YORK TIMES
“…[it's] TRANSPORTING to view San Francisco's colorful Italian-American neighborhood, North Beach, through the eyes of Domenic Stansberry. This underrated crime writer REALLY GETS UNDER THE HOOD of this part of the city.... in a HABIT-FORMING series about Dante Mancuso, a private eye who knows everyone to talk to—or goes to the funeral of anyone unable to talk."
New York Times Book Review
FOR DOMENIC STANSBERRY
"This series... revitalizes the classic detective story, injecting it with a noir sensibility that both evokes the old masters and seems altogether new." Booklist (Starred Review)
"One of the most tight-lipped and tightly wound protagonists in contemporary crime fiction." SF Chronicle
"Brilliantly Imagined… Packs an emotional wallop genre fiction rarely delivers." Kirkus (Starred Review)
"Compelling….Equal parts contemporary crime fiction and dark, existential poetry." Publishers Weekly
“Excellent… fans will read this strong suspenseful tale in one shocking sitting.” The Mystery Gazette
North Beach Mystery Series
Chasing the Dragon
The Big Boom
The Ancient Raing
Other Books by Domenic Stansberry
The Last Days of Il Duce
Manifesto for the Dead